Sisser Selected As New Chair Of Ohio Humanities Board

Sarah Sisser, Executive Director of the Hancock Historical Museum, has been selected as Chair of the Ohio Humanities Board of Directors.

“Sarah brings a wealth of organizational leadership and a fresh perspective to the helm of Ohio Humanities,” said Ohio Humanities Executive Director Rebecca Brown Asmo.

Sisser previously served as the board’s Vice Chair.

Ohio Humanities is our state’s leader in advancing the initiatives and organizations that help us to better understand one another,” Sisser said.

“The public humanities in Ohio, including local history organizations like the Hancock Historical Museum, share the stories of our collective human experience. These stories have the power to connect us. I’m honored to help further this work that I believe to be vital in our state today.”

As the state-based partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Ohio Humanities hosts programs and awards grants that support storytellers statewide, from museums to journalists to documentary filmmakers.

In 2022, Ohio Humanities awarded $743,557 in grants to 75 different organizations in 32 counties across the state.